11 October 2013
Yearlong Schooling Schedule
The United States is ranked number four in education on the Human Development Index (Education Index). A topic moving up the ladder in educational advancement are/is school schedules. Promotion of a yearlong school schedule is on one side and preserving a student’s summer vacation is on the other. The children in the school systems now will eventually be responsible for (Quite a burden for them! How is this accurate?-the advancement or the regression of the human race). A more efficient teaching system is key for positive results. A yearlong school schedule prevents memory loss, lessens the burden on ...view middle of the document...
While some say the students who suffer from memory loss are students who don’t study properly or put forth effort, the majority of students will confess to forgetting information even after studying intensely. The information the students don’t properly store in their long-term memory from stress or lack of effort is even more vulnerable to memory loss.
School is stressful for both students and teachers, but with a yearlong schedule the burden is lessened for both. In a traditional system students absorb massive amounts of knowledge with a few weeklong breaks and a large summer break. A modified system educates students for forty-five or sixty-day sessions with a three to four week break in-between (St. Gerard). The modified system allows students to recuperate in evenly dispersed sessions, which alleviates stress more effectively. The students tend not to feel over whelmed and the teachers don’t waste time re-teaching what was forgotten over the long summer break. Although the teachers don’t have to repeat lessons from the previous year, the modified system has its disadvantages.
(New paragraph here.) The preparation time for each new course is much shorter for teachers and requires more effective time management on their part.
Advocating a yearlong schedule would appear to be the most logical method to prevent memory loss and intensely stressful academic challenges, but some say that it is not a large enough advantage for what it is replacing. The summer vacation students have is to allow them to rest from the stress of school. They are supposed to use the break to develop childhood memories and strengthen personal relationships. While this is crucial, children typically aren’t extremely active during the summer. Elementary students don’t deviate from their normal schedule very much and it wouldn’t be too difficult to carry on with school during the summer. High school students typically have jobs or extracurricular...